I will try to save a little money you. Do not allow yourself to throw. In order to determine with whom you are dealing with 90% of cases you do not need a private investigator. You can not help themselves less effectively. What you need to know, first of all.
We must know that the majority of investment intermediaries do not earn interest on the result. They earn on the process. That is. If payment by results would have pay the investor (which he will not do by definition), then the applicant pays the fees of the process (less experience, more naive) The most important definition. If you ask for money to start funding – a sure divorce. For even more details, read what Mayo Clinic says on the issue.
By the way, not to be confused with the actual volume of work, such as pre-competitive research and business planning. For example, BFM Group. Never, under any circumstances do not promise anyone anything. What do we do? Evaluation of estimates, bribes, costs, fixed costs. Construction. Engineering. Marketing planning. Then draw up a business plan. Then – the support. And – are responsible head. And it's not advertising. We could earn twenty times more, doing so, what do all these scammers. We do not. And I, as owner, sincerely believe that good name is worth more than any money in the world. Point. So, about the money. What still must pay attention before the first payment to pay the steep outwardly representative investor? – Intelligence presence on the Internet. As they say today: "If you do not have the internet – you do not exist." Should be interested in everything.